Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Warwickshire Places (10) : Tanworth-in-Arden

The village of Tanworth-in-Arden is in the West of the county near to Danzey Green. As the name denotes the village lay in the forest of Arden. Tanworth was part of the manor of Brailes at the time of the Domesday Book. By the early 13th century it was a manor in it's own right held by the Earl of Warwick. Tanworth was a poor parish, being mostly woodland until fairly recently.

The village church is dedicated to St Mary Magdalene and dates from the early 14th century. The pub, the Bell Inn, had as it's licensee for a long time, champion boxer Jack Hood.

The village sits between Danzey and Earlswood railway stations, the former was for a time known as Danzey for Tanworth.